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I would be horrified if Oprah showed up at my house now. It would take too long to explain what all is messy in my home. Let's just say that every single room is messed up. I mean really messed up. Housecleaning is not one of my strong suits. I blame genetics.
 

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My floors need cleaning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">This morning's dishes are clean and the laundry is almost caught up. However, the kitchen table needs wiping and there are various toys strewn throughout the house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">The pre-schooler is naked. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:The toddler would be curled around my leg and asking to nurse if a visitor were to show up. Unless, of course, you brought a dog with you - then she would be thrilled and forget all about me and bfing.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Right now?<br><br>
Yes, but ds is the only one earing shoes.<br>
Yes, mostly, if you don't count the toyroom<br>
No, cause that creeps me out
 

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I wouldn't be there either.<br><br>
Normally, my house is fine. Not always spotless but mostly clean and picked up. I did no picking up last night because we got home late after dinner and I woke up late this morning so no picking up then either. I normally would do all that on my lunch break, but today I didn't take one so I could pick the kids up early.<br><br>
I would be horrified if someone came over today. Weekends would be bad too because I'd be there, but so would the kids and they're 25 million toys all over. Plus we like wearing jammies as long as possible on weekends.
 

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It's really cold in here so baby and I are actually dressed. If it was summer we would both be in our undies or less. The house isn't too messy, I havn't done dishes today but there are just a few, there is fabric scraps all over the floor because I have been sewing all morning. I actually got all my clean clothes folded and put away yesterday. YAYYY!!! So if anyone dropped in then they wouldn't have been able to sit down on the couch. I thought when I went from a full time job to a full time mom I would actually keep the house clean, have supper ready when dh got home, etc... Not quite. One of the problems is this website right here!!! It is a little addictive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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If you would come to my house right now you would find a naked 5 yr old because he hates clothes, me with my hair up and sweats no make up, bedroom is a mess because my husband's hunting gear is all over ready to leave tonight, bed is not made, toys all over.<br>
But you know, I'd rather have a house that is lived in.
 

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Hmmm.... yes I'm dressed, but I haven't showered. I am wearing yoga pants and a fleece pullover because I went on an excerise walk this morning instead of showering and then never got another chance! My hair is pulled back in a ponytail. I am not wearing any makeup. I am wearing scuff slippers (I always wear slippers in the house, never shoes. I know, total FlyLady dropout.)<br><br>
There are Playmobil toys ALL OVER our living room... there's a whole "pirate ship sails to the jungle rescue center and raises baby farm animals in the petting zoo" thing going on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (LOVE playmobil but the pieces are crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Other than that, the house is pretty clean. I even did the lunch dishes. Beds are made, bedrooms picked up, etc.<br><br>
So in summary, heck no I wouldn't answer the door because there is no way I'd want my picture on national TV right now!
 

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Well, both of my little ones are dressed and I've had a shower already and that's very rare around here, lol. The house is messy but not that bad (although I'm sure she'd be horrified). The baby is sleeping on the couch next to me though so I most likely wouldn't get up to answer the door cuz he'd wake up, lol.
 

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I dont believe at all that those are total surprises.<br><br>
I would let you (or Oprah, or whomever) in anytime because I live how I live. We're a busy, happy, lively family of five. yep, the dishwasher needs to be un/reloaded, there is a laundry basket waiting to be folded, the floors are strewn with dog toys and toddler toys and books, my bedroom looks like a refugee camp and I'm not at all proud of my clutter all over the kitchen.<br><br>
But it's clean enough to be comfortable. And it's totally functional. And its filled with happy family sounds. So whatever. I have much bigger things to stress about than how someone perceives the home I know is fine.<br><br>
And yeah, It took a lot of work and a long time for me to get to that point.
 

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Well, I just got home from work so of course the house is a mess because dh was here with the kids all day and I swear all they do is make messes for me to clean up when I get home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: However, I am dressed, as are 4 out of 5 children, and I am sort of in the process of kind of picking up (resentfully). I did start the laundry and wash the dishes at least (so I can get into the kitchen to work on dinner - nevermind that it was dh's and dc's breakfast and lunch dishes that I was washing).<br><br>
Jeez guess I have issues today, maybe Oprah can let me talk about them.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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If Oprah came to my door . . .<br><br>
I'd tell her to be quiet, please, because my boys are sleeping. I wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen because I look great today, in my sweater and jeans, but my house is a wreck, thanks to NaNoWriMo. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) There are, in fact, Q-tips scatered across the living room floor right now. And no toilet paper out in the bathroom (but don't worry, there's Kleenex!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Yeah, anyway . . .
 

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I am dressed.... under my robe and slippers. It is soooooo chilly! The house is pretty tidy but there are mountains of folded laundry on every surface of the living room and 25 pounds of hazlenuts waiting to be shelled on the living room table.<br>
I found a breast lump that I am trying to "get gone" before my appointment with the surgeon next week so I am braless with a huge wet spot from the poultice underneath... I would be a charming sight I am sure!
 

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I'd quickly throw on my Mumu, dp would run for his boxers, ds is usually dressed (at least in a diaper). The house is passable at this point, just cleaned last week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'd only let cameras in for money!
 

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It is my understanding the Oprah guests are expecting a producer to come visit them, but not Oprah or Nate or whoever. So they are dressed and the house is cleaned in advance, but they are surprised to see the TV star at their door instead of just a producer.
 

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Yep, I'm dressed but my DH and my DS are not. They are upstairs, playing video games....naked. My DH decided to take the day off so he could spend it with DS. My house is a disaster...like a bomb exploded in here. The laundry is scattered all over upstairs as are the toys and I really need to vacuum. Today is a lazy day, so nothing will be accomplished today.But at least the dishes are done. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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uhhh no, i wouldnt let her in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We're all dressed and the house isn't immaculate but it's reasonably clean. There are some dishes sitting in the sink and basket of clean clothes that need to be folded...I'll get to them eventually. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm dressed and I'd let you in, but no cameras. I don't know that I would ever feel ready for my house to be on national tv,
 
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